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Tracks I didn t like the novel at all.First of all, I already didn t like how the book started, with five pages of High Praise for Tracks Short snippets of praise are part of every book, but five pages of it creates the impression that the publisher has no faith in the inherent literary qualities of the book for an independent introduced into the literary world Anyway, this is quite irrelevant for the rating.After reading Toni Morrison s The Bluest Eye which belonged to the same university course I didn t like the novel at all.First of all, I already didn t like how the book started, with five pages of High Praise for Tracks Short snippets of praise are part of every book, but five pages of it creates the impression that the publisher has no faith in the inherent lit I haven t known how to review this book I finished it nearly a week ago, and every morning I come to my computer and try to write something up Nothing which bears any fruit comes out.It is an incredibly good book I ve had books by Louise Erdrich on my shelf for many years now I think the first one was Four Souls I picked it up at my alma mater, at a book sale, brand new Soft covers only 1.99, if my memory serves me we Set Earliest In Time Within The Cycle Of Her Prizewinning And Bestselling Books, Love Medicine And The Beet Queen, Tracks Takes Readers To North Dakota At A Time When Indian Tribes Were Struggling To Keep What Little Remained Of Their Land Features Many Familiar Characters. This is only the 2nd book I ve read by Louise Erdrich many thanks to Michael a member here on Goodreads , as he recommended it to me My first thought when I finished reading this novel All cultures and time periods have their problems Being born Jewish, I m familiar with our meshugener nutty, crazy , clan Plus, we ve many Jewish writers writing about our history, our culture, our foods, our personals families etc But I don t know of many authors writing great stories like Lo This is only the 2nd book I ve read by Louise Erdrich many thanks to Michael a member here on Goodreads , as he recommended it to me My first thought when I finished reading this novel All cultures and time periods have their problems Being born Jewish, I m familiar with our meshugener nutty, crazy , For centuries, the aboriginal people of North America have suffered through countless forms of injustice, some brazenly violent, otherssubtly sowing the seeds of despair Loss, hunger and sadness are abiding themes that thread through the Native American experience Many did not, could not survive through the death and disintegration of their societies You can read about the litany of massacres that took place in the 1860 s, the crunchy grit of the matter, in Dee Brown s viciously unspari For centuries, the aboriginal people of North America have suffered through countless forms of injustice, some brazenly violent, otherssubtly sowing the seeds of despair Loss, hunger and sadness are abiding themes that thread through the Native American experience Many did not, could not survive through the death and disintegration of their societies You can read about the li A great read moving, evocative, really takes you into the hearts and minds of the Native American loss of culture, land, traditions and how it affected individuals on a personal, as well as community, level In this, reminded me very much of Joseph Boyden s Through Black Spruce, esp in its tracing of the path of div I should perhaps have read this before The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse and Four Souls , but no matter It was the first book in the saga of the Kashpaws, Pillagers, Lazarres and Morrisseys of the Ojibwe reservation The story is told alternately from the viewpoints of Nanapush and Pauline Puyat later to become Leopolda and focuses on the years before Fleur Pillager left for the city to get back what was rightfully hers Consumption has the people dropping like flies, food I should perhaps have read this before The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse and Four Souls , but no matter It was the first book in the saga of the Kashpaws, Pillagers, Lazarres and Morrisseys of the Ojibwe reservation The story is told alternately from the viewpoints of Nanapush and Pauline Puyat later to become Leopolda and focuses on the years before Fleur Pillager left for the city to get back what was rightfully hers Consumption has the people dropping like flies, food is scarce and their land is being stolen from them incrementally by those who wished to profit from it It ought, therefore, in many ways to be depressing But it isn t Our heroine is spirited, magical and fasincating These people remain true to themselves against the odds 3.5 stars I loved Louise Erdrich s The Round House which I read years ago, so I was interested in reading her earlier work that got her known The writing is so beautiful, Erdrich s writing is always so consistently mindblowing, the setting and characters really come to life However, and this isof a personal criticism than against the author the prose felt a bit too beautiful at times that it got rather obscure for me and I couldn t actually get what was going on sometimes It also 3.5 stars I loved Louise Erdrich s The Round House which I read years ago, so I was interested in reading her earlier work that got her known The writing is so beautiful, Erdrich s writing is always so consistently mindblowing, the setting and characters really come to life However, and this isof a personal criticism than against the Because I loved reading William Faulkner in college, when I discovered in Louise Erdrich a similar depth of voice, honest characters and a consistent imaginative setting, I fell in love with her writing, too In the interest of disclosing bias, I grew up in the farming town of Valley Center near several Indian reservations The relationship of Argus to Matchimanito is close to what it s like around Palomar Mountain, but that s another story Tracks tells the history of Benign Neglect through t Because I loved reading William Faulkner in college, when I discovered in Louise Erdrich a similar depth of voice, honest characters and a consistent imaginative setting, I fell in love with her writing, too In the interest of disclosing bias, I grew up in the farming town of Valley Center near several Indian reservations The relationship of Argus to Matchimanito is close to what it s like around Palomar Mountain, but that s another story Tracks tells the history of Benign Neglect through the voices of two great but unreliable narrators Pauline and Nanapush As a homely M tis mixed blood , Pauline succumbs to the worst of being someone caught between two cultures it s an invisible sickness that we would probably recognize today as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder 6 Not only does she throw herself into religion, she throws herself so hard she damages everything she touches Erdrich s use of dramatic irony in the shaping of Pauline would be relentless were it not th We started dying before the snow, and like the snow, we continued to fall The opening sentences of Tracks read like a lament for a dying race, as Nanapush summarises its vanishing in a few powerful words He is a nurturing figure in the tribal tradition of communal parenting and a sharman As such, he tells of experiences that go beyond the realm of understanding and, when addressing his granddaughter Lulu, Nanapush makes it clear that issues of the here and now and of the past things that are We started dying before the snow, and like the snow, we continued to fall The opening sentences of Tracks read like a lament for a dying race, as Nanapush summarises its vanishing in a few powerful words He is a nurturing figure in the tribal tradition of communal parenting and a sharman As such, he tells of experiences that go beyond the realm of understanding and, when addressing his granddaughter Lulu, Nanapush makes it clear that issues of the here and now and of the past things that are seen and unseen, visible and invisible,

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